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United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing
Business | Law
United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing (July 27, 2017)
The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
National | Politics
Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
National | Politics
Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Tiffany Midge: We all need to champion our indigenous sisters except...
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: We all need to champion our indigenous sisters except... (July 24, 2017)
As indigenous sisters, we need to pull together and lift each other up, individually and collectively, Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Tiffany Midge: Even more hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Even more hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom (July 17, 2017)
Tiffany Midge, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is back with another installment of some hilarious conversations with her mom on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered (July 12, 2017)
The use of the red dress to raise awareness for the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women is fraught with symbolic overtones, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California
Law | National
Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California (July 6, 2017)
The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is raising funds to help the family of a citizen who was killed in a domestic violence incident.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)
The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president
National
National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president (July 5, 2017)
Gilda Yazzie will serve as vice president of the National Organization for Women along with Toni Van Pelt, the new president.

Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls (July 3, 2017)
For indigenous women the danger of exploitation is a constant threat, whether they are on the rez and off, Terese Mailhot writes in Indian Country Media Network.

Government worker suspended after calling Native principal a 'rabid s----'
Canada | Health
Government worker suspended after calling Native principal a 'rabid s----' (June 26, 2017)
An employee of Alberta Health Services in Canada has been suspended and a second is being investigated in connection with a racist text message.

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.

Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial
Canada | Law
Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial (June 22, 2017)
Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions
Health | Opinion
Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions (June 19, 2017)
For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is very important, Shasta Dazen writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are (June 16, 2017)
We need to tell Native women they are brilliant far more often than we do, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Netowrk.

Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society (June 13, 2017)
Hollywood has come through again for women, Standing Rock Sioux citizen Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days (June 9, 2017)
Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court
Law | Opinion
Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)
A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

Apology for Native woman denied use of breast pump for three days

Apology for Native woman denied use of breast pump for three days (June 5, 2017)
The chief of police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has apologized to a Native mother for the way she was treated in custody.

Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women'
Business | National
Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women' (June 1, 2017)
Jane Russell Winiecki of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be featured in the 'Most Influential Women in Arizona Business' issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts
Politics
Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts (May 31, 2017)
Following an election, the Snoqualmie Tribe's chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary posts are now held by women.

Indigenous woman gains backing in bid for presidency in Mexico
Politics | World
Indigenous woman gains backing in bid for presidency in Mexico (May 31, 2017)
Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, a traditional doctor, is the first indigenous woman to run for president of Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)
Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico
Sports | World
Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico (May 23, 2017)
María Lorena Ramírez ran the 31-mile UltraTrail Cerro Rojo without the aid of professional sports gear.

Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue
Canada | Environment | National
Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue (May 15, 2017)
The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Loving all of our mothers unconditionally
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Loving all of our mothers unconditionally (May 15, 2017)
Loving our mother’s unconditionally validates their sacrifices this Mother’s Day

Tiffany Midge: Some hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Some hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom (May 15, 2017)
Sharing humorous talks with mom on Mother’s Day

Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles
Arts & Entertainment | National
Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles (May 12, 2017)
A new film called 'Mankiller' shares the remarkable story of the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska
National | Politics
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (May 11, 2017)
A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.

Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls
Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (April 18, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.

Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country (April 18, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.

Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Law | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (April 10, 2017)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.

Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted Eagle
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted Eagle (April 7, 2017)
A discussion with Faith Spotted Eagle, an amazing and inspiring woman, mentor, teacher and hellraiser.

Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health
Health | Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health (April 3, 2017)
Committee of barnyard swine to determine fate for women’s health.

Terese Mailhot: When 'self-help' isn't enough to help Native women
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: When 'self-help' isn't enough to help Native women (April 3, 2017)
Trauma and mourning is a shared experience for Native women that render concepts of self-help useless.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit
Law | National
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit (March 29, 2017)
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.

Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation (March 27, 2017)
Historically, the Cherokee Nation has been a matriarchal society and has always looked to strong women for guidance and leadership

Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture
Education | National | Technology
Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture (March 24, 2017)
Done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.

Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)
'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'

Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majority
Politics
Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majority (March 21, 2017)
A woman is serving as chair of the Washington-based tribe for the first time in nearly 80 years.

National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident
National
National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident (March 17, 2017)
A group of Native women were wrongly told to remove their jackets bearing the 'Mni Wiconi' (Water Is Life) message.

Alex Jacobs: Native women have always been on the frontlines
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Native women have always been on the frontlines (March 9, 2017)
Native women have always been on the front lines when it comes to defending our world.

Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors
Health | Law | National | Politics
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors (March 7, 2017)
Callers can receive culturally-relevant and confidential assistance at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm Central time.

Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country (March 1, 2017)
A reminder about what’s at stake from Deborah Parker of the Tulalip Tribes.

Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back down
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back down (February 21, 2017)
The long-term implications of the election of Donald Trump as president and the inexorable corporate-driven greed of the Dakota Access pipeline have left me feeling vulnerable and in need of solace.

Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health
Health | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health (February 14, 2017)
The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.

Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates
Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.

Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.

Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe
Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald Trump (January 31, 2017)
Good things are happening in response to the incoming administration.

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